Breakthrough SJC welcomes Jaime Del Rio back for the summer as “College Support Intern”

As Breakthrough SJC enters its 14th year of programming, we are excited to introduce a new summer staff role: College Support Intern! While the Breakthrough summer program has traditionally focused on the academic growth of middle school students, we recognize that summer is a critical time for older Breakthrough students as well–especially those headed to […]

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Breakthrough SJC Welcomes Their Newest Staff Member, Qunsia Daniel

Through its 2017 five-year Strategic Plan, Breakthrough SJC made the program and financial commitment to serve more students and expand support through college graduation. In 2006, Breakthrough SJC began with 22 students. Five years, ago the program was serving 150 students in middle through high school. Today, Breakthrough serves 230 students, with a goal to […]

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Breakthrough SJC Grows to Better Support Students Through College Graduation 

Through the implementation of the 2017 Strategic Plan, Breakthrough SJC expanded its program scope to include support for its students through college graduation. Previously, Breakthrough served students with academic enrichment and counseling services from middle school to high school graduation with college matriculation as the outcome. They found that once in college their students, first […]

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BT Community Voices: Roshan of Basanti Indian Cuisine

Today we’re coming to you with the third story in our Community Voices series! As we look forward to our Business & Nonprofit Roundtable, we are thrilled to hear from the entrepreneurs, restaurant owners, and creatives (to name a few) that are investing in our community! Together, we are a dynamic group of learners and […]

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Teaching Fellow, Audrey Shenkin, Shares Why She Chose Breakthrough SJC

Breakthrough Collaborative’s National Teaching Fellow Application for Summer 2019 is officially open! Each year, we recruit talented, motivated college students to teach in our six-week summer program. If you are looking for a way to grow, be challenged, or explore a career in education, Breakthrough is for you! Summer 2018 Teaching Fellow, Audrey Shenkin, reached […]

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Breakthrough First-Year College Students Receive Scholarships

This fall, twenty-six Breakthrough students are beginning their college journeys. As our students step onto campuses across the U.S., they are culminating years of hard work and dedication. We recognize that being accepted to college is just one aspect of the path to higher education. Many other factors, namely a school’s affordability, influence students’ ability […]

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My First Week of College: Maite Garcia

This week, we chatted with Maite Garcia, a first-year student at CSU San Marcos. Maite is already proving to be a self-advocate, and we can’t wait to see what’s to come for her in the world of college. Emma: What were you feeling the week before you started classes? Maite: The week before classes started […]

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Laila Cruz, 8th Grader, is Recognized with a Student of the Week Certificate

Breakthrough SJC, an intensive six-week program, guides students during the summer through academic classes in order to prepare for the upcoming school year. Students arrive ready to learn every morning and are immediately greeted with a cheerful and passionate group of teachers. Every week, students are expected to attentively take notes and complete assigned homework. […]

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MUN Students Hosts a Panel on Human Rights

Model United Nations (MUN) is a St. Margaret’s Episcopal School club that meets with our middle school students at In-Session on Thursdays. MUN helps students further strengthen their skills in interpersonal communication and critical thinking by ensuring that they are informed global citizens. Last week, MUN hosted a panel to look at global issues that […]

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